Today we’re going to talk about anxiety and how to turn off anxiety like a switch. The term anxiety comes from the Latin word “angere” which means “to strangle.”
An interesting book called “Autonomic Nerves” describes fight or flight as: “The flight or fight reaction is a physiological response to a real or perceived threat to one’s safety.
Depending on the nature of the threat, the person either mounts a defense (fight), or attempts to escape from a threat (flight). Both fight or flight require sudden vigorous muscle action.”
What having anxiety feels like: 1. Racing heart 2. Sweating 3. Shaking 4. Throat constricted 5. Breathing changes 6. Blurry vision/dizziness 7. Nausea 8. Irritation 9. Worry 10. Poor concentration 11. Mind goes blank 12. Focus on the negative 13. Sleeplessness
I’ve noticed many people with anxiety have a poor diet filled with stimulants. In many cases, they also seem to be depleted of vitamin B1.
How to control anxiety:
1. Probiotics 2. B-vitamins (especially B1) 3. Magnesium 4. Avoid environmental triggers 5. Adaptogens